THE Legislative Arm of the Igando-Ikotun Local Council Development Area (LCDA) has, on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, held a public hearing with stakeholders in the community over proposed bills and bye-laws at the council secretariat’s hall.
An online correspondence signed by the Media Aide to the Chairman, Comrade Oseni, states that the proposed bills, which contained different rules, regulations, modalities, and various degrees of fines and penalties, covers issues of environmental sanitation, radio and television license, merriment and entertainment permit, the establishment of markets bye-law, prohibition of street trading bye-law, car wash amendment and regulation bye-law, shop permit bye-law, liquor license bye-law, ware-house permit, among others.
While speaking during the event, the Council Mayor, Comrade Akinsanya, affirmed that local governments, as the third-tier of government, are empowered to make bye-laws for the smooth administration of their jurisdiction. He also mentioned that the proposed bills are aimed both at regulating affairs in the council as well as to generate revenue to facilitate infrastructural development in the LCDA and improve the standard of living of the people.
The Vice-Chairman, Hon. Mojisola Ayinke Badmus, on her part, reiterated that; “Government needs revenue to take care of the people and our people are not paying their dues. These bills will empower the government to help the people.”
Meanwhile, Hon. (Prince) Dauda Adeyemi Gbadamosi, the Legislative Leader of the House, has added that the public hearing was to enable the council authority come up with inclusive and comprehensive bye-laws by giving the public the opportunity to make their contributions.
He has, therefore, urged the residents of the council area to adhere to the new laws, adding that contraventions would attract stiff fines and penalties.